Houston, We Have a Championship!
— Sports Junkie (@_Sports00) November 2, 2017
The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in a historic Game 7 of the World Series, winning their first championship title in the 56 years of franchise history. There were many memorable moments after the game when George Springer took home the series MVP Willie Mays trophy and his teammate, Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend on the field. She said yes.
After a grueling 6 games, the Astros began Game 7 by catapulting to a 5-0 lead after two innings. They were able to hold on to that score for the rest of the game while the Dodgers struggled through several mistakes and missed opportunities.
In the top of the first inning, the Astros took a 2-0 lead on a leadoff double by center fielder George Springer. Springer scored once third baseman Alex Bregman was safe at second on a throwing error by Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger. Bregman then scored on second baseman Jose Altuve’s RBI ground out.
In the top of the second, the Astros increased their lead, starting with a lead-off walk by catcher Brian McCann and a double by left fielder Marwin Gonzalez. McCann scored on McCullers’ RBI ground out and then Springer homered to center. It was the fourth straight game in which he hit a homerun. The Astros led 5-0.
Los Angeles finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning but it would be their only score.
Jose Altuve, called “The Best Player in Baseball” he had this to say after the game, “I caught the last out for the Houston Astros to become a world champion. It was a groundball to me, I threw to first, and I think it was the happiest moment of my life in baseball.”
The World Series Champions will be back in Houston for a welcome home parade in Houston on Friday. For a city that rallied so hard after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the fans are ready to celebrate the amazing victory of their Astros.
— chellyyb (@chellyyb) November 2, 2017